In 1992, the MTV News crew visited the Marvel Bullpen and talked to then Editor in Chief Bob Harras, the late Mark Gruenwald and the legendary Darren Auck, among other. You’ll be charmed and delighted by this look back at the olden days, and terrified and perhaps haunted by the astonishing number of mullets on display. Some classic hesher looks there. I haven’t been to the bullpen in…oh 10 years or so–I don’t think they allow outsiders in there any more unless you’re a wrestler or Benedict Cumberbatch–so I can’t say how many mullets and metalheads are still there. My guess is you might find one or two, but not glorious ones as in the golden age.
Bob Harras was also rocking a pretty relaxed pose for someone who was about to appear on TV.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.